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Jesse Colin Young


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Jesse Colin Young, critically acclaimed solo artist and lead singer of the legendary classic rock band, The Youngbloods, took the nation by storm when The Youngbloods single Get Together became a worldwide Top 10 hit and a prominent soundtrack for peace. After seven group releases, Young began the production of more than 15 acclaimed solo albums including SONG FOR JULI, LIGHT SHINE, SONGBIRD and a live album with his great touring band titled ON THE ROAD… Jesse Colin Young recorded his first album, THE SOUL OF A CITY BOY, in 4 hours, accompanying himself on guitar. A second album, YOUNG BLOOD, featured supporting musicians, including John Sebastian… After the two solo albums, Jesse met guitarist Jerry Corbitt on the New York to Boston club circuit, and with keyboardist/guitarist Lowell “Banana” Levinger, and drummer Joe Bauer, they began to perform as The Youngbloods. Though the song GET TOGETHER appeared on their first album in 1967, they re-released it as a single in 1969, after the heartfelt refrain of “Come on people now, smile on your brother” was used as the television theme for the National Council of Christians and Jews. GET TOGETHER became a worldwide Top Ten hit, and was immediately followed into the charts by, Sunlight and Darkness Darkness, both written by Jesse for the Elephant Mountain release that same year… Having established legendary status with hit singles and albums, the three remaining Youngbloods (Young, Banana and Bauer) launched their own Raccoon Records, and released four albums between 1970 and 1972; the studio recordings, Good & Dusty, and High on a Ridgetop; and two live recordings, Rock Festival, and Ride the Wind.


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  • dzoist

    "love on a wing" or something like that is a great song from one of his solo projects

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • r_m

    Yeah, some of Jesse's solo albums are great, but none of them get close to the brilliance of those three Youngbloods albums.

    24 May 2010 Reply
  • mlansman

    Great writer, great singer, great musician. However, his pre-youngbloods stuff is a bit meh imo: not much that makes it stand out from the crowd of other folk from the same period, in stark contrast to "youngbloods", "earth music" and "elephant mountain" (the last, with a pinch of psychedelia, being my favourite).

    9 May 2010 Reply
  • strajnic

    ...little old fashioned, but that's all right....

    14 Feb 2010 Reply
  • samrose13

    Aah.... The good old days. Only worries were Graduating,boyfriends and parties..........Heaven

    8 Jan 2010 Reply
  • r_m

    What a great singer/songwriter, one of my all time favorites. I just got the original promotional pressing of Song For Juli, absolutely beautiful music!

    14 Aug 2009 Reply
  • SamGoofus

    Smooth.... I miss this music so much! A whiff of California homegrown.

    16 Jan 2009 Reply